Huawei Mate X2 is reality! The new generation foldable smartphone proposed by the Chinese company was presented today 22 February 2021 by the CEO of Huawei Consumer Business, Yu Chengdong during an ad hoc event. Let’s see the technical specifications, the price on the market and when it will arrive in China.
Let’s start by looking at the screen, which comes with one new double helix hinge for a folding mode now inward, as opposed to the predecessor Mate Xs. The complex structure of this new hinge uses carbon fiber and high-strength steel composite materials, offering minimal bending for a device thickness of 4.4mm after opening.
The Mate X2 model has a 6.45-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2700 × 1160 externally, which once opened reaches 8 inches for a resolution of 2480 × 2200. In both cases, a high refresh rate of 90Hz is supported, while the tactile sample rate is 180Hz and 240Hz respectively.
Under the body we find the Kirin 9000 chip produced with a 5 nanometer process, supplied with 8-core CPU clocked at 3.13GHz and 24-core GPU, along with support for 5G and WiFi 6+; memory side we talk about 256/512 GB of storage space and 8 GB of RAM. As for the battery, however, we find one from 4500 mAh with support for wired fast charging up to 55 W.
The camera compartment is equally interesting: it is in fact a Leica quad-camera setup, with 50 MP RYYB main sensor with support for optical image stabilization (OIS) and 10x optical zoom, 8 MP periscope with 100x digital zoom capability, 16 MP ultra wide angle with f / 2.2 aperture and 3x telephoto lens with 12 MP resolution, f / 2.4 aperture and OIS support.
On the functional side, the separate keyboard stands out for efficient input and high performance even in multi-tasking. Coming to the price, the version with 256 GB of internal memory will cost 17,999 yuan (2785 Dollars at the current exchange rate) while the 512 GB one will sell for 18,999 yuan or 2939 dollars; the market launch date will be February 25, 2021.
Meanwhile, Huawei has launched HMS Week, a week of discounts on the brand’s best products; or again, together with ZTE it would be investing many resources on research for 6G and the future of mobile networks.